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An unnamed gunman pictured shortly after shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

It’s time all nations stopped enabling repressive regimes

Smoke rises from a government-held area of Aleppo, Syria (CNS)

Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo asked people to approach the ‘shattered city as if we were coming to the stable in Bethlehem’

A Syrian man walks past posters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo (AP)

Fragile countries have collapsed into civil war and flailing politicians have proved incapable of stopping the mayhem

Smoke rises following a Syrian government air strike on rebel positions in eastern Aleppo (AP)

A vigil Mass that was due to take place at the monastery had been moved to a different church

A Syrian girl walks amid the wreckage of damaged buildings and shops in  Aleppo (AP)

The papal nuncio to Syria delivered a letter from the Pope calling for ‘international humanitarian law to be fully respected’

Pope Francis greets Stephen Hawking at the Vatican on Monday (AP)

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Photo taken on September 14, 2016, shows the rubble of destroyed buildings in the Bani Zeid district of Syria's Aleppo (AP)

The Bishop of Clifton said that violence against civilians can never be justified

Today's newspaper front pages in Britain (AP)

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Franciscan Father Francesco Patton, the new custos of the Holy Land Franciscans (CNS)

The new custos describes life in one of the most dangerous places in the world

The Pope urged Maduro 'to show courage in pursuing the path of sincere and constructive dialogue' (AP)

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